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"action news" at 12:30 continues are rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again, sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you now on "action news" at 12:30. bill cosby heads back to court in what is already a heated hearing for his sexual assault trial. and a gunman fired two dozen shots at his victim. and donald trump gets ready to meet with top leaders in
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silicone valley. we begin this half hour with the weather and it's a bit on the chilly side today but nothing like what we'll see over the next now days and it's arctic air is moving inlets head outside to meteorologist, david murphy, and the first check of the accuweather forecast. >> it will get severe and not only in terms of temperatures but for now we got rid of early morning cloud cover and a fair amount of sunshine across the region bumping the temperatures up a couple extra degrees as a result. and temperatures are still chilly, 42 in philadelphia and only going up to 44 later, look at the extreme cold air though, just to the north and west. the last couple of days we showed you places like buffalo and pittsburgh there was not much of a difference from here and there. but a sign of cold air coming in from the region last night. the winds are helping it on in. 17 miles per hour breeze and the
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winds dropping down to the northwest at this hour. today's high we go 44 that is right around the average and tonight 23 the overnight low and the indication of colder air coming in. close to the average high today. but well below the average low. lets take a look at temperatures, this is 6:00 in the morning on thursday, we are down to 26 degrees by 6:00 a.m. and as we go through the day the numbers actually drop and that seems counter intuitive. and with the cold air comes in from the north-northwest it's going to get colder, and winds strong and blustery 30 or higher, the windchills in the morning, 11 in philadelphia. and these numbers get worse later in the day a windchill in the single digits just about everywhere we go 8 on the model in philadelphia, a time period to bundle up. a chance of snow showers tonight that could freeze up on road surfaces, we'll have more on that and another round of
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precipitation that for some is snow. all the details coming up in the seven day. meantime, much of the nation is about to be in a deep freeze, a polar vortex is bringing the coldest air of the season and some places windchills could dip to 30 below zero. marcy gonzales is tracking the temperatures and is live in new york city. >> reporter: hey there rick, chilly here too, but nothing like they are dealing with to our west. today up to 24 states from coast-to-coast under winter weather alerts. in michigan whiteout conditions and ice coating roads on lake superior. as they get hit with the worst of this cold blast and windchills dipping to 12 below. >> one, two, three, three layers and a work shirt and clothes
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under it. >> and a feels like temperature tomorrow expected to drop as low as negative 30 degrees, potentially the coldest mid-december weather in 20 years. warning in this kind of extreme cold it only takes 30 minutes for frostbite to set in. it can be dangerous, we are thinking mostly in this scenario frostbite and hyperthermia, both of which are dangerous to life and limb. and more danger with the snow storm set to hit the area next week. investigators are looking into whether a snowplow caused two boys to become trapped and one of the 12-year-olds died and the other is recuperating in the hospital. >> they said he is still alive and got him out of the snow bank. >> and more snow is in the forecast for the northeast as you heard this week. here in new york temperatures are expected to drop to 15
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degrees tomorrow night if that happens it will be the coldest temperatures for late fall since 2005. live in new york, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you marcy. as the mercury plunges, check back with for the latest from updated hourly forecasts to stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, you'll find everything you need. and stay connected with our "action news" weather team by following them on facebook and twitter. in other news, comedian, bill cosby is back in a montgomery county courtroom for the second day of a hearing concerns his upcoming sexual assault trial. yesterday erupted in a screaming match from lawyers on both sides. vernon odom joins us with the very latest. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, they have not been shouting at each other but it's an intense day between the district attorney and his chief
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lawyer dueling over the critical issue in this celebrated case, who will the prosecution be able to call to the witness stand during the trial this spring. >> bill cosby's lawyers want 13 accusers to be barred from testifying about their encounters with him. >> one says it happened more than 50 years ago and the defense says they are old and stale and unreliable. the prosecution wants to establish a behavior of drugging and raping young women. many of them were aspiring actresses, it stems from an incident with former temple university employee, andrea constand. >> judge o'neil is hearing arguments and reviewing its katss of the 13 young women including the descriptions of the alleged encounters with cosby. >> reporter: rick, the judge will ultimately decide which of
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the 13, if any will be allowed to testify this spring. he is not expected to rule today. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police are investigating a homicide in the city's frankford section overnight. the victim was shot execution-style and the gunman fired two dozen shots, annie mccormick has the latest on the investigation. police say that the vick tame was found lie on the street and there with many shots fired and they received numerous 911 calls from people on the block. surveillance video shows two gunman firing multiple shots at a man in a red sweatshirt. they continued to fire and more than two dozen shots were fired and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene shot in the face, torso and legs. >> we found 15 spent shell casings around the victim's
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body. >> it unfolded at adams and frankford. one man heard the shots after 12:30 this morning and called 911. >> i heard a big commotion, pow pow pow and i opened my window right away. >> it doesn't appear to be a robbery and we believe the victim's cell phone was on the scene than was struck by gun fire and at this time we are not getting information that this was a robbery. we are not sure of the motive. >> oh my god. this never happens in this area, this is a quiet area. >> police believe that the victim was targeted and homicide desks spent time at the scene recovering evidence. homicide desks are still looking for more witnesses to come forward. if you have information can't the police. a crash on the blue route during the morning rush tied up traffic in delaware county.
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chopper 6 hd was over the scene at 6:30 a.m. three cars were involved in the pileup and nobody was seriously hurt fortunately. and the crash caused a fuel leak from one vehicle involved. no word on if charges will be filed . another crash tied up traffic in bryn mawr, at the intersection of montgomery avenue and bryn mawr road. one vehicle was sent into the utility pole. nobody was seriously hurt. there is more to come on "action news" at 12:30. a california mother sparked controversy after paying someone to sleep train her baby while she and her husband went to a luxury spa. and president-elect donald trump could face an uphill battle on one of his cabinet nominees. that and much more when we come right right back.
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a semi truck crash involving hazardous chemicals forced residents to evacuate in tennessee.
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you see the plume of smoke coming from the accident site as a chopper flew over. the semi caught fire near the tree line and they believe that it was carrying chlorine tablets. prosecutors are expected to call the final witnesses today in the case against the man accused of killing nine people at a church in south carolina. dillon roof faces several charges including hate crimes. this is a video showing roof shooting the same gun he is accused of using at the historical black church. he will be willing to plead guilty if the prosecutors stopped their pursuit of the death penalty. president-elect donald trump is continuing the process of selecting his new cabinet. today he will meet with leaders from the silicon valley. we get the latest from karen
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travers. >> reporter: good afternoon the cabinet continues to fill out and last night he gave a public defense of his pick for secretary of state. but there are a lot of questions from democrats and republicans. silicon valley comes to trump tower today. donald trump hosting a tech summit bringing together leaders from the top companies and maybe the holiday spirit brings people together. last night in wisconsin, their first rally today house speaker, paul ryan, with a first gift for donald trump, a green bay packers jersey. >> honestly he is like a fine wine. every day goes by and i get to appreciate his genius more and more. >> despite the cheering clouds he faces heat for his cabinet pick and last night he launched a defense of his pick for secretary of state, rex
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tillerson, who has a long relationship with russian president, vladimir putin. >> rex is friendly with many of the leaders we don't get along with. i like what this is all about. >> trump announcing wednesday he picked former texas governor torks rick perry to lead the department of energy, an agency he once said he would eliminate and offered the interior secretary to ryan zimke. he expressed exceptism about climate change. and the obama administration for the first time standing in the way of the president-elect. the white house rejecting a request from the trump team for a list of staffers that worked on climate change. >> many questions asked left people there unsettled. karen travers, channel 6 "action news." >> the federal reserve is expected to raise a key interest
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rate for the first time in a year. the fed is meeting in washington and that move would bring the rate from 1.75%. it hiked the benchmark rate from a record low in 2008. for parents it could be a the the hardest part of being new parents, sleeping. >> katie hires a professional to work with her son, beau, she says she received both praise and criticism for hiring a sleep trainer. >> i know they are controversial, for people to sleep train, but for me being a working mom of two, it was spg i feel strongly about. >> and doctors say what is right for one family may not be the
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same for another family. still ahead on "action news" at 12:30, another check of your wintry forecast out there. as we look live from spring mountain in montgomery county. not a lot going on here but it could be busy this weekend as we are in for some snow and frigid conditions. meteorologist, david murphy has the update from accuweather when "action news" the comes right back. per roll
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nasa's juneau spacecraft captured these amazing images of a storm on jupiter, they are massive rotating storms. that happens when juneau was 40,000 miles above the planet. right now juno is on an orbit around the planet. >> they will get snow tonight too. maybe we should go to jupiter. stormtracker 6 live double scan and we are in the middle of a chilly day right now,
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stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry, taking a look outside and sky 6 hd showing you sunshine in bill courage plaza, here is the tree live at city hall. everybody is bundled up around city hall and for good reason. wins north-northwest and they picked up to 17 miles per hour. and breezier this afternoon than this morning. we managed to keep the clouds to the south and north and most of us enjoy sunshine, and some clouds are beginning to creep up into south jersey and parts of delaware and possible that we see more of that as the day goes on. overall partly sunny to mostly sun. and the highs in philadelphia getting up to low 40s and 43 in cape may. here is the rest of the way, 43 by 2:00 and your high of 44 if we hit it it will be around 3:00 and 42 by 5:00 but look how quickly the numbers fall partly because the sun is going down
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and it gets colder and we have cold air rushing in with an increasing wind from the north northwest. and by 8:00 back to the freezing mark, 31 by 10:00 and we'll drop well into the 20sover night into tomorrow. we have an issue we have at the top of the half hour with the potential for a snow shower that pops up and a quick hit. that could stop at midnight maybe over by 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning basically off the coast. concern is that as that pops through we could get light accumulation from philadelphia down south, and the rush hour tomorrow morning you may have slick spots in here. something to keep in mind tomorrow morning and karen rogers and i will be here on the air to get you through slick spot there's. tomorrow look out. 24 is your high, and that is in the morning and temperatures drop to the low 20s in the
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afternoon. the strong wind blowing gusting as high as 30 to 40 miles per hour. an extremely raw day, the most uncomfortable conditions of the season so far. these are not temperatures these are windchills, this is what it feels like. 7:00 tomorrow 12 and then it feels like 9 through the rest of the afternoon with the strong blustery winds, if you can get things done today do it and keep yourself inside tomorrow if possible. the next precip comes friday night into tomorrow morning and a good portion of the region will get a band dropping through and it puts down light accumulations by 1:30 in the morning and by 5:00 we see warm air push up from the south and most of this is rain from philly south and freezing rain is possible or sleet in the middle there and then we expect this line to move up north later saturday morning into saturday afternoon. the early overnight, could be dicey in the northern half of
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the region. 44 and partly sunny and frigid tonight with the snow showers perhaps giving us a freeze up in the southern half of the region and thursday a bitter wind and low 20s in the afternoon feeling like 10 most of the time and maybe below that. less wind on friday but high of 26. i showed you the possible of snow arriving at night and that continues into saturday morning and a brief change to ice and maybe more in the northern and western suburbs. eventually we all turn over to rain and more rain on and off through the day and high of 57, nothing frozen on sunday rick. but behind the front we are back to the 30s and monday and tuesday. >> sunday will be a nice reprieve. the rise service uber is fighting back for allegedly spying on uber. they claimed the security
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allowed employers to track high-profile employees and their friends and family. >> an ongoing problem that so many people had this wide access that anybody could look up anything and then you know, the company would try to catch people afterward. >> uber told abc news in a statement that the claims are absolutely untrue that certain internal tools require an approval to access. the bromance between president barack obama and vice president joe biden go well beyond working. they go on long walks and look into each other's eyes. and joe biden has acted as like a big brother through his eight years in office.
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pope francis marks a milestone and turns 80 on saturday and the vatican has no plans to celebrate because the pope says that early wishes are bad luck, and in his homeland, argentina, voices wishes early can be a jinx. as for what he plans for the big day. he spends it like every other saturday celebrating mass and meeting with various heads of state.
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meteorologist, david murphy, is here now with a final check of the accuweather forecast. >> in the northern and western suburbs we see upper 30s and cold in the central partst region and winds building in the afternoon and it looks like mid-40s down the shore and partly sunny and chilly overall. tonight in the overnight hours, three or four hours, snow
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showers are possible especially philadelphia down south. >> thank you. finally this noon, a texas zoo has set up a gift registry at target for a pair of orangutangs expecting a new bundle next month including britney spears body mist and a dolly parton cd. and a blender and christmas lights and lysol are on the list. definitely need lysol there. >> we'll be visiting that zoo. >> that will do it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. have a nice afternoon we'll see you tonight. where things come from?
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